Thursday, 13 November 2014

Questions (244)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

244. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he will publish the low carbon roadmap for the transport sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43558/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The National Policy Position on Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development provides for the development of a National Low-Carbon Roadmap to 2050. The National Roadmap will be coordinated by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government with substantial input from relevant Departments. The key sectors are electricity generation, the built environment, transport and agriculture.

It is within this context that my Department is currently preparing the transport element for incorporation into the overall National Roadmap. A consultation phase for this element was held earlier in the year. It is intended that a draft National Low-Carbon Roadmap, incorporating all four sectoral elements, will be made available for public consultation. It is clear that any such draft will need to consider the outcome of negotiations on the EU’s 2030 policy framework for climate and energy and all relevant advice available to the key sectors and to Government.